Sunday, March 13, 2016

Shopping and some art

I can't help myself when it comes to art supplies, no matter how many I already have, there is always something I must have! I went to Michaels the other day to pick up some of their greeting cards, and wouldn't you know it, that had a big sale going on. This is some of the stuff I picked up, I also got a couple of canvases for 60% off.  You may want to take a trip there if you want to stock up on art supplies. The Strathmore journals are also on sale but I already have a lot, so only bought a small pack.

This gorgeous scrapbook paper was $10 - keep in mind I'm in Canada so our prices are always higher than the US.
I got some washi tape which I love to use in my journals, and some embellishments- the butterflies and flowers. I have an idea to use in a mixed media painting, so we shall see...I may go back and pick up more.

The last couple of months I have been making mostly ACEOs, rather than larger paintings. Trying to get back into the swing of things after taking over a year off, and only creating a minimal amount. Boy it sure is tricky painting that small, lol! I need glasses to do them now! 

I've been wanting to restock my Etsy shop with more of these illustrations on vintage book pages...Below are a few of the ones I have, and normally they will be fastened to black cardstock for easy framing.

I have way too many ideas for art, that I can't seem to focus on just one, that's why you see such a variety of artwork on my blog.  I can never be like those artists that finds a niche and sticks with it...oh well, at least I won't be bored!  
that's it for now.....thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty!! Nice to see you my friend! I saw the big sale at Michael's and I thought I should stay away! LOL! Now I am thinking, I should go! LOL! I love your paintings! Always paint from your heart! Never worry about the size or what it is! I done some pieces without crows now! I want to get back into painting aceo's! I painted I think 6 at the beginning of the year and that was it! And, I am wearing glasses now too! LOL! Did you see how Etsy is changing our shops? Pretty cool! I think I like it! LOL! I have to e-mail you soon! Big Hugs!